Davis declares his intention to remain as Puritans’ boss

Paulton Rovers keeper Kyle Phillips denies Banbury United's Joel Meade and Adeyinka Talabi at Spencer Stadium
Paulton Rovers keeper Kyle Phillips denies Banbury United's Joel Meade and Adeyinka Talabi at Spencer Stadium

Banbury United manager Paul Davis says he wants to be manager of the Evo-Stik Southern League club even if they are relegated.

Banbury United manager Paul Davis says he wants to be manager of the Evo-Stik Southern League club even if they are relegated.

Davis was present at Monday’s open meeting to discuss the proposed move to take the Puritans into a Community Benefit Society run club.

And the young manager wants the opportunity to have a full season at Spencer Stadium, whoever is running the club.

Davis said: “It didn’t surprise me that the clubhouse was full and it shows just how big a town – and club – this is.

“The supporters have continued to come down to every game this season. We had around 250 fans against Paulton on Saturday and they didn’t bring any.

“The CBS scheme seems to be a good idea but there is a lot of work to be done in a short space of time. I would love the opportunity to manage the club again next season, with these same players and a full pre-season behind us.”

But Davis will be concentrating on matters on the field over the Easter period as his side try to climb out of trouble. The Puritans face two away games in the space of three days starting with Saturday’s premier division trip to basement boys Burnham.

Joel Meade, Jordan Green and Hitcham Abdellah are all carrying injuries but Davis knows United must win at Burham to put pressure on the teams above them.

Davis added: “We’ve got a few injury problems but I’ve got to play as strong a side as possible at Burnham and look at it after that.

“Biggleswade could be dragged back into the relegation picture but only if we can win both our games in hand on them.

“We simply have to win at Burnham on Saturday and try to get another three at Redditch.”